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Honlulu News

June 21, 2001

MAYOR HARRIS RAISES TAXI FARES

The City Administration today amended the taxicab fares which were last increased in January, 1994.

Since the last increase, the CPI Private Transportation Index has gone up 10.5% and the price of gasoline for all U.S. cities has risen 43%.

The Department of Customer Services held a public hearing earlier this year to take testimony on the fares. Based on the public hearing, the amount charged for the first one-eighth mile will go from $2.00 to $2.25 and each additional one-eighth mile will be raised from 25 cents to 30 cents. Waiting-time charges will go from 25 cents to 30 cents for each 45-second period.

There is no charge for small baggage but the cost for regular baggage will go from 35 cents to 40 cents per bag and extra large or heavy bags will increase from $3.50 to $3.75 per bag.

The fares are the maximum a taxicab may assess passengers and are effective as of July 1, 2001.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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